By Dmeridith Latest Reply 2015-02-10 01:39:08 -0600
Started 2015-02-06 14:27:54 -0600

I am very lost i was diagnosed with diabetes about 3 months ago a1c is 6.5 daily fasting blood sugar is about 119. I am not finding a weight loss plan structured enough for me to keep up with it. I wish i had more will power. What weight loss plans have worked for others?

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RebDee 2015-02-10 01:39:08 -0600 Report

I do the NO WHITE Diet with the High Protein Diet. Three meals and three snacks to keep my BS even.

jayabee52 2015-02-07 04:38:36 -0600 Report

Howdy DM
I have a high protein, low carb meal plan by which I have managed my T2 diabetes without the use of any diabetes medicaion and achieved an A1c of 5.5% and had been keeping my BG (blood glucose) levels in the vicinity of 80 to 130 mg/dl.

I have written up my meal plan about 3 yrs ago and am willing to share the link to it with anyone who requests it.

You don't indicate either here or on your profile, what type of diabetes you happen to have, but I feel that T 1 or T 2 like me, that discussion is useful to all.

God's best to you

lilleyheidi 2015-02-07 00:00:31 -0600 Report

HI DMeredith, welcome to DC. A lot of us here have had to lose weight as well and were feeling a bit confused, overwhelmed and maybe even lost in the beginning too. Doctors have just a very short time to diagnose us and then set us free to discover what to do on our own. Lose weight they say. LOL, ya right !
Well, we are here to help ! For a lot of us here lowering our carb intake has been the key. Figure out what you eat now, and go from there. Try cutting out some of the things you already know are not the healthiest foods for you, like sugar and sodas and chips. Take one step at a time. Don't try to overwhelm yourself. I gave up all breads, potatoes and grains. It's helped keep my blood sugars in good control. I do however have an occasional treat. Others I know do not allow themselves treats. You have to do what works for you. Everyone is different. Low carb seems to be the consistant thing that works for most every diabetic I know. Keep checking in here. best of health to you. Heidi

Pegsy 2015-02-06 17:52:42 -0600 Report

Welcome Dmeridith! You have come to the right place. You have already been given some great advice here. I lost over 90 lbs by following a very low carb diet and getting a lot of exercise. I used to relieve stress by eating. Now I relieve it by walking (and praying). Take it one step at a time. You'll get there. Be patient with yourself as you educate yourself on what works best for you. Everyone is different.

Type1Lou 2015-02-06 16:52:56 -0600 Report

For me, reducing my daily carbohydrate intake was the key. Become aware of all of the carbohydrate grams that you are eating. Determine how many carbs you currently eat per day and set a lower limit for yourself. Keep a log of everything that you eat and their carbohydrate value. Read all of the food labels for serving size and carbohydrate content. For those foods without labels, invest in a book or app that gives you carbohydrate values. "Calorie King" is a good one but there are many others out there as well. By reducing your carbs, you will both lose weight and gain better blood glucose control. Reduce the daily amount gradually, until you reach a level that works well for you.

Sopies Grandma
Sopies Grandma 2015-02-06 15:38:12 -0600 Report

I lost a lot of weight when I took all the white stuff out of my diet, no white bread, or white pasta etc…and I stopped drinking stuff with sugar in it. no more sweet tea. Try not to be to hard on yourself, your numbers don't sound good to me.
The one thing I like about being diabetic is that I can eat and eat and eat..I have to eat 3 meals a day plus 3 snacks. Doing that has helped me keep off the weight. Hang in there, you just got started. it will get easier.

Jibber Jabber
Jibber Jabber 2015-02-06 14:42:15 -0600 Report

You are not lost…You are at the very beginning of an unfamiliar journey…you need to look at it that way…relax..stop worrying about a weight loss PLAN…the funny thing about losing weight…is most of the time it happens just from eating healthier..take a deep breath…stop thinking about weight loss…and start thinking about eating healthy…and increasing your activity level…I can just about guarantee that if you do this..and stop worrying about what the scale says…you will find that you will lose weight…speaking from much experience here… I am on atkins…and that is extremely structured..and I have had great success with it…But others here have lost weight eating in a much different way…for now..make sure you focus of quality proteins…and getting enough veggies and low carb fruits in your diet…and watch your fiber intake…that's it…as you go further along in your journey you can investigate different eating plans…and modify your diet accordingly..good luck and huggles..